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global warming

Global Warming Increases the Risk of an Extinction Domino Effect

The complex network of interdependencies between plants and animals multiplies the species at risk of extinction due to environmental change, according to...
genetic material in rivers

DNA Fragments Reveal the Variety of Species in Rivers

Bits of genetic material in rivers make it possible to detect the organisms living in them – without having to collect these and examine...
myopia

Does Playing Computer Games in Childhood Damage Your Eyes?

According to a new study by researchers in King’s School of Life Course Sciences, time spent playing computer games and being born in the summer are...
smart textiles

The Materials Engineers of TalTech Are Developing Environmentally Friendly Materials for...

The article introduces nanofibers, a material produced by the electrospinning device at the Laboratory of Polymers and Textile Technology in Tallinn University of Technology,...
renewable materials

Construction Using Concrete Reinforced with Renewable Materials

Tomorrow’s building material is here today. Textile-reinforced concrete (TRC) is durable, formable in diverse shapes and suitable for lightweight construction. As the name suggests,...
colon cancer

Broccoli, Cabbage and Kale May Protect Against Colon Cancer

The early-stage mouse study, from scientists at the Francis Crick Institute and Imperial College London, is published in the journal Immunity. This suggests that even without genetic risk factors,...
kidney cancer

Blood Test Could Detect Kidney Cancer up to Five Years Earlier

This new findings, from Imperial College London, are published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research.The study, supported by Cancer Research UK, examined the blood of 190 people who...
Transmission Electron Microscopy

Spitting Images

“The TEM (Transmission Electron Microscopy) is a sophisticated microscope that analyzes specimens less than 100 nm thick”, said Dr. Ayelet Atkins, the head scientist in charge...
Hotter bodies fight infections

Hotter Bodies Fight Infections and Tumours Better

Higher body temperatures speed our bodies' responses to infections, wounds and tumours - researchers at the Universities of Warwick and Manchester prove Slight...
fish biodiversity

Small Changes in Rainforests Cause Big Damage to Fish Ecosystems

Researchers had expected the level of damage would rise depending on the amount of logging and were surprised to discover the impact of removing...
milk sugar

Tomorrow’s Alcohol Can Be Made from Surplus Milk Sugar

Dairies' production of cheese generates considerable amounts of the by-product whey. While large cheese producers are able to extract more value from the whey...
intelligence

Inherited IQ Can Increase in Early Childhood

When it comes to intelligence, environment and education matter – more than we think.Those are the findings of Rutgers University psychologists Louis Matzel and...
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Breaking Barriers to the Uptake of Insects as Food Source

Insects are high in protein, can be raised with less impact on natural resources than the demands made by conventional farming and in great...
beef cattle

Fertilization and Diet Reduce Methane Emissions and Raise Productivity of Beef...

Fertilizing pasture with nitrogen and supplementing the cattle herd’s diet with selected nutrients can both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and raise yields and economic...
Arctic photosynthesis

Arctic Photosynthetic Capacity and Carbon Dioxide Assimilation Underestimated by Terrestrial Biosphere...

The ScienceCarbon uptake and loss from the Arctic is highly sensitive to climate change, and these processes are poorly represented in computational models of...
cloud cycle

Climate Models Underestimate Cooling Effect of Daily Cloud Cycle

The researchers report in the journal Nature Communications that models tend to factor in too much of the sun’s daily heat, which results in...
Transformation Maps

Global Transformation Maps Help Explain Fourth Industrial Revolution

The maps were first developed as a tool for understanding and visualising industries, countries and issues, and how they interact with and disrupt each...
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Further Evidence Shows Education Reduces Risk of Alzheimer’s

A study just published in the ‘British Medical Journal’ confirms there is a link between education and the build-up of 'plaques' and 'tangles' of...
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Curbing Climate Change

Scientists widely agree that humans are the dominant cause of rising global temperatures. Now, a new study shows that people’s perceived risk from extreme...
asthma

Uncovering Asthma’s Genetic Origins

The statistics about asthma are staggering. According to a recent Global Burden of Disease Study, more than 334 million people worldwide may suffer from this...